Bear Creek Reservoir returns for its 8th year of trout fishing competition. Held annually in May, both boat and shoreline fishing teams are welcome to compete.
Situated in Lakewood, Bear Creek Lake Park hosts the Trout Fishing Tournament, which focuses on both brown and rainbow trout. Fish are measured by weight.
Teams are two people. There are 25 team slots for watercraft and 25 team slots for shore fishing. Registered is required prior to the event, and may be done online, at Bear Creek Lake Park, or locally at Lakewood recreation centers. All competitors must have a valid fishing license. There is an inspection on all boats, which must have a valid green seal on tournament day.
Check-in is at 5:30am, and the tournament begins at 6:30am and runs until 2pm. First, second, and third place finishers win cash based on the number of entrants. Participants also can win fishing related prizes.
The reservoir hosts a healthy population of naturally reproducing brown trout. It’s also stocked every year with rainbow trout. Other species of fish include: bluegill, smallmouth bass, perch, saugeye and walleye.
Address: 15600 W. Morrison Rd, Lakewood, CO 80465
Date: Sat, May 11, 2019